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Jan 13, 2013 9:00pm EST
and the deputy prime minister outlined the priorities and most ceded that the economy was "healing at a much slower pace than expected. they're confident that the government had a plan in place to promote growth. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> may i wish you, mr speaker, the prime minister and the rest of the house a prosperous, positive and happy new year? >> this morning i had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, and in addition to my duties in this house i shall have further such meetings later today. later today. >> my right hon. friend, public >> public servants are having a 1% pay rise, it is only fair for those on benefits to be given the same increase? >> my honorable friend is entirely right. these are difficult decisions that we have to make, but they should be made in the context of the fact that over the past five years, benefits have gone up by 20% yet average earnings are up by only 10%. i think it is fair and right to have a 1% cap on out-of-work benefits, a 1% cap on tax credits, and a 1% cap on public sector pay. what is inexplicable is the positi
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